by H. C. Allen
St. Johns Wort (Hypericaceae)
Hypericum perforatum is useful for mechanical injuries of spinal cord; bad effects of spinal concussion; pains, after a fall on coccyx.
Punctured, incised or lacerated wounds; sore, painful ( Ledum – contused wounds, Arnica, Hamamelis ), especially if of long duration.
Hypericum perforatum Injuries: from treading on nails, needles, pins, splinters ( Ledum ); from rat-bites; prevents lock-jaw.
Hypericum perforatum preserves integrity of torn and lacerated members when almost entirely separated from body ( Calendula ).
Injury to parts rich in sentient nerves – fingers, toes, matrices of nails, palms or soles – where the intolerable pains shows nerves are severely involved; of tissues of animal life, as hands and feet.
Nervous depression following wounds or surgical operations; removes bad effects of shock, of fright, of mesmerism.
Hypericum perforatum always modifies and sometimes arrests ulceration and sloughing ( Calendula ). Crushed, mashed finger-tips. Tetanus after traumatic injuries (compare, Phys. ).
Vertigo: sensation as if head became suddenly elongated; at night, with urging to urinate.
Headache: after a fall upon occiput, with sensation as if being lifted up high into the air; great anxiety lest she fall from this height.
Spine: after a fall; slightest motion of arms or neck extorts cries; spine very sensitive to touch.
Bunions and corns when pain is excruciating, showing nerve involvement.
Convulsions; after blows on head or concussion.
Relations. – Compare: Arnica, Calen., Ruta, Staphysagria
In wounds where formerly Aconite, and Arnica, were given alternately, Hypericum perforatum cures.